All ES Receive Fresh Fruits/Vegetables

All ES Receive Fresh Fruits/Vegetables
Posted on 09/05/2019
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Superintendent Danny Adkins announces all Floyd County elementary schools have been awarded funding for the 2019-2020 school year from the Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program.

 

Adkins says, “For the first time in several years, all elementary schools in our district are receiving funding to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to our KIDS! This $197,850.00 grant funding is divided among our 7 elementary schools based on student population.” Adkins continues, “In addition to the kids regularly getting fresh fruits and vegetables, there’s a couple other great benefits from this grant. First, it allows kids the opportunity to try different fruits and vegetables they may not try otherwise. Second, this program can improve kids’ healthy eating habits for their entire lives and that can make a huge difference in their future health.”

 

Superintendent Adkins concludes saying, “We’re happy we can offer fresh fruits and vegetables regularly and we’re thrilled to continue our CEO program where all kids can eat breakfast and lunch every day with no cost to our families. We’re happy that our Lunch, Literacy and Learning program this summer served over 14,000 meals to children at no cost to their families. Why is all this important to us? Because we want to provide amazing opportunities for students and that includes the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.”

 

For more information, you may call Dale Pack at (606) 886-2354 or e-mail at dale.pack@floyd.kyschools.us .

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

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